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Old 09-16-2006, 09:06 PM   #1
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advice on tank mates for jack dempsey's

i have two jack dempseys in a 75 gal, they are 3in and figured that i had room for two more fish. i was thinking a pair of green terrors or a pair of firemouths. what does anyone else think. tia
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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I have never kept jack dempseys, but I have a friend who has a breeding pair and they keep it with a black ghost knife. Those fish have lived happily together for some time now...
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:10 AM   #3
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Firemouths aren't as aggressive as JD's, jewels or convicts would stand up to them better. Not sure about the green terrors, they may be a bit rougher than the JD's.
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Are these breeding pairs you're referring to?
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how fast do bgk grow.

im not wanting to breed a lot mabe should get one convict and one green terror or one severum. since i already have a two jd. im not sure of the sex of the jd's
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Single specimens would probably work in the tank; think of it as a SA/CA community tank. Breeding pairs in a 75 gallon is asking for trouble, in both my opinion and experience.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:26 AM   #7
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well i got one red terror and one green terror, the only scuffles seem to be between my to dempseys. i will keep an eye on them. all fish are relatively the same size, i think i should be ok. lets see whats happens when they are 10 inches.
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